Cuso (4965) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my Secret Santa, many thanks. Hazy brown color with medium off-white head. Malty aroma with, rye, hints of coffee, ripe fruits, caramel, toffee, liquor. Taste, malt, caramel, vanilla, rye, some spices, plums, salt, notes of whiskey, wood. Almost no bitterness. Very enjoyable beer.
Squizzle (146) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased from Brewfloria in Boise, Id. Soft, drinkable, smooth and sweetly complex. Drank it slowly in order to save it. So far, it’s my favorite thing from Utah.
thirdeye11 (5620) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) medium-dark cloudy brown with just a few fine tan bubbles along the edge. Nose of caramel, light barrel wood, touch of whiskey, cream, vanilla, cocoa and alcohol. taste of raisins, figs, light whiskey, cocoa without being toasty, cream, sounds richer than it is but those are the elements. The body is medium thick, a bit sweet but nowhere near cloying and carbonation abundant enough to cleanse your palate. A very unique beer that misses the mark of being superb, but is still quite good and drinkable despite its 8.5% abv.
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear, dark copper lager with a small, creamy, white head. Decent, thin, swirling retention. The aroma offers loads of caramel and rye whiskey with an afterthought of charred oak. Medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Caramel and rye whiskey form the flavor without being the least bit hot or boozy. Malty, thin finish with a gentle rye whiskey sendoff. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark ruby color with a moderate two fingers of off-white head. The nose has a dry roasted malt aroma along with a light rye spiciness. It’s rounded out with a mild caramel malt and vanilla aroma. The taste starts with Caramel malts and toffee. Chocolate covered raisins come next come next with a dry rye spiciness. Hints of vanilla and whiskey come next in the end, as well as a subdued hop bitterness that balances the malty sweetness in the finish. The body is full and the whiskey notes become a bit more pronounced as it warms. The 8.5% abv is well hidden but sneaks up you quickly.
This one damn fine lager. It has an outstanding aroma with a great taste and smoothness. It is a good traditional representation of the Bavarian style with a nice blend of rye malt - that is there, but not overly done - Traditional, yet unique. Highly recommended!
mikem409 (1568) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks gription. pours clear medium brown with big white head. aroma of sweet biscut and slight whiskey. the whiskey did not come in big on flavor picked up as it warmed but it was a solid dopple bock
daknole (9417) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown pour, tannish head. Aroma is boozy, malty, toffee. Sweet flavor, light whiskey, caramel, golden raisins.
SeattleRunner (8) - - JAN 23, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from a bottle at High West Distillery. Thin head, strong caramel flavored. Very smooth texture. No overpowering flavors, but good complexity and extremely well balanced.
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BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in color, clear with a thin head. Thick bourbon and malt aroma. This was a terrific brew. Nice flavors rich and thick and a terrific finish. There is a lingering barrel taste this was perfect with pasta.
smith4498 (3063) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sledutah - Secret Santa 2011. Pours clear medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of caramel, rye, bread and a hint of whisky. Sweet, malty and doughy flavor. Spiciness from the rye is evident. Chewy body with soft carbonation. I really enjoy rye beers and this is no exception. Thanks Craig!